Air pollution of toxic substances (namely nitrogen dioxide) in the central part of Kyiv is six times higher than the allowable rate. The press office of the State Emergency Service reported this.
According to the Hydrometeorological Center, the causes of the level of pollution the heat, the high atmospheric pressure, low wind speed and night surface inversions - will be observed in Kyiv until Monday, June 24.
Rescuers also said that the current leve of air pollution was also caused by the lack of precipitation.
"Starting from June 10, there was a gradual accumulation of pollutants, especially nitrogen dioxide NO2 and formaldehyde. The highest concentration of pollutants is observed at the end of the week (Friday), over the weekend the concentration decreases slightly, and starting from Monday it gradually increases again, which indicates the predominant influence of motor transport", said in the message.
We recall that similar meteorological conditions in the weather center have been observed since June 8. On June 11, in Kyiv, weather forecasters recorded the warmest night since 1881 - the heat did not drop below +20.2 degrees. Last week, weather forecasters warned about excessive fire risks of 4 and 5 levels.